Run­ners send out fi­nal ORC Har­vest Run on high note

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS - Eric Hough­tal­ing Run­ning

A se­lect field of run­ners took to the streets of Red Hook last Satur­day for what will be the fi­nal Har­vest Run for the On­te­ora Run­ners Club.

The club has de­cided to forego the fall race and in­stead will make its Dirty Sneaker Run 5k a per­ma­nent fix­ture in the Grand Prix Se­ries.

This year’s Har­vest Run was Race No. 9 in that se­ries, so plenty of club members were on hand to col­lect points as the se­ries winds down.

For 2016, an 8-mile course rounded the neigh­bor­hood close to the Recre­ation Cen­ter, where it all started and fin­ished.

Pro­ceeds from the run will help fund schol­ar­ships that the club awards to grad­u­at­ing se­niors from local high schools.

In the race it­self, Ben Sweet was the over­all win­ner, get­ting from start to fin­ish in 50:22.

Lo­gan Linares grabbed the run­nerup spot in 50:33, while Matt New­comb took third in 50:52.

Ryan McCann was fourth in 54:16 and his brother Terry McCann was right be­hind in 55:35 for fifth place.

Adam Beach fin­ished sixth in 55:47, Doug Need­ham cap­tured sev­enth in 56:22 and Zury Oates was eighth in 56:41.

Max Gruner fin­ished ninth in 57:32 and James Rowe rounded out the top 10 in 58:13.

Sh­eryl Wheeler won the women’s race and was 11th over­all in 58:30.

Sec­ond place for the ladies went to Erin New­comb in 59:41, and in third, it was Mendy Gallo in 1:00:37.

Maura Sul­li­van fin­ished fourth in 1:01:38, Jen­nifer Jankowski was fifth in 1:01:50 and Jacque Schif­fer placed sixth in 1:03:22.

Next were Rachel Sch­abot (1:07:30), Lisa Loughran (1:08:24), Mary Denitto (1:08:47) and Pam Gotts­tine (1:10:11).

Other top no­table fin­ish­ers were Steve Schindler (58:33), Ja­son Tay­lor (59:32), David Seche (1:01:46), Terry New­man (1:04:58), Steve Schal­lenkamp (1:05:53), Bryan LaRoche (1:06:14), Steve San­sola (1:09:44), Lisa Jerkowski (1:10:13) and Sue Hoger (1:10:36).

The Grand Prix Se­ries closes out on Dec. 4 with the Rein­deer Ram­ble 5k in Kingston.

Local trio en­joy pac­ing ex­pe­ri­ence with Chi Run­ning

Three lo­cals, Deb Do­mack, Theresa Car­ney Baker and Don­ald Baker, par­tic­i­pated in the White Moun­tain Mil­ers Half Marathon on Oct. 30 as of­fi­cial pac­ers with Chi Run­ning.

Do­mack of­fered her per­sonal per­spec­tive on this unique op­por­tu­nity:

“This was not a nor­mal race ex­pe­ri­ence”, Do­mack said. “Many peo­ple said it would be dif­fi­cult.

How can you run 13.1 miles at a pace slower than you nor­mally run and how will you main­tain your pace.”

Do­mack said she used her Garmin GPS watch to set the pace range she wanted to main­tain as it would sig­nal if she was off pace.

“I had my mile splits writ­ten on a piece of pa­per so I knew where I should be mile to mile,” she said.

“The run was re­lax­ing and in­spir­ing. Pac­ing gave me the op­por­tu­nity to take the fo­cus off of me and my goals and in­stead I helped oth­ers, and gave back to a com­mu­nity I love. It was an ex­pe­ri­ence be­yond words and some­thing that I would ab­so­lutely do again.”

Do­mack ran a time of 2:44:38 with her group of 2:45 run­ners, while the Bak­ers ran 2:28:59 with their 2:30 pace group.

Fan­tas­tic fin­ishes at TCS NYC marathon

Local dis­tance run­ners showed their stuff last Sun­day at the TCS New York City Marathon, with three run­ners breaking four hours.

Chris Gallo was the first of the group at 3:42:25, while Don­ald Thurston ran 3:44:50.

Denise Ian­niz­zotto fin­ished in 3:51:45.

Steve Ack­er­man came oh so close to that fourhour bar­rier, but still ran a re­spectable 4:00:56.

Den­nis Moore, pres­i­dent of the Mill Brook Pre­serve, par­tic­i­pated at the race in New York for the first time and fin­ished in 4:24:21.

Kath­leen Ro­gan ran 4:47:44, Abby Bil­lias ran 5:33:57 and the age­less John Capen fin­ished his 11th marathon of the year in 7:21:38.

Re­gan con­quers Sa­van­nah with three races in two days

Ma­jor props to Christo­pher Re­gan who kept his nearly two-year run­ning streak in­tact de­spite be­ing un­der the weather at last week­end’s Rock’n’Roll Marathon, 5k and mile run in Sa­van­nah, Ge­or­gia.

On Nov. 5, Re­gan ran a time of 4:05:49 in the 26.2mile marathon dis­tance, then the fol­low­ing day, ran 21:48 in the 5k and added a time of 6:34, good enough for third place over­all, in the mile.

Please send all race re­sults and in­for­ma­tion to 79 Hurley Ave., Kingston, N.Y., 12401; fax to (845) 331-3557; or email to runer­ichrun@gmail.com. Fol­low Eric Hough­tal­ing on Twitter at http://twitter.com/runer­ichrun

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